Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, voice over IP (VOIP) software specialist BroadSoft
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Broadsoft's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Gaithersburg, Md. (1998)|
|Market Cap||$619.6 million|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$79.15 million|
Co-founder/CEO Michael Tessler
Co-founder/Chief Technology Officer Scott Hoffpauir
|Trailing-12-Month Profit Margin||(3.6%)|
|Cash/Debt||$49.5 million / $2.4 million|
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 83% of the 77 members who have rated Broadsoft believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bears include All-Star kinosternon and fellow Fool Sean Williams (TMFUltraLong), the fourth-ranked member in all of CAPS.
Late last month, kinosternon touched on Broadsoft's seemingly unsustainable price run: "Looks like the momentum investors ran this one up in a big way. Kudos to [Broadsoft] for their great quarter and strong outlook, but I think those momentum investors will start taking profits soon."
Since Broadsoft's expectation-crushing quarter in early November, its shares are up more than a whopping 150%. Currently, Broadsoft even trades at a substantial forward P/E (44.8) premium to rivals Alcatel-Lucent (16.2) and Cisco (10.4), as well as other voice plays such as Polycom
CAPS All-Star TMFUltraLong elaborates on the bear case:
Unless Broadsoft is planning on trouncing estimates next quarter by roughly 200%, then this is significantly overvalued. 18 times book value, 7 times sales and up a staggering 200 % in less than a few weeks. I really don't see any differentiating factor that makes [Broadsoft] better than say Polycom
in the VOIP space but hey, the market is fickle right. Technical and fundamentals agree [it's] time to hide your kids, this could get ugly. (Nasdaq: PLCM)
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